Objectives and competences

The course provides comprehensive and rigorous training in the use of phylogenetic and coalescence-based methods to infer mechanisms and evolutionary history using high-throughput sequencing data. The course will cover the main methods of phylogenetic inference, molecular dating, species delimitation and coalescence theory-based methodologies to infer demographic history and determine the impact of natural selection. Special emphasis will be placed on hands-on experience, use of state-of-the-art software, and case studies of applications of phylogenetic methods.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Biologia
Branch of knowledge
  • Biology and genetics
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionEnglish
Enrolment fee:First year: 550,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:03/07/2023
Master's degree course homepage https://www.ub.edu/portal/web/dp-beeca/seccio-zoologia-antropologia
ManagmentArnedo Lombarte, Miquel A.
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Yes

Objectives and competences


- Gain experience in the theory and practice of phylogenomic inference and population genomic analyses and their application to infer species trees, estimate divergence times, identify species boundaries, and reconstruct population histories; and infer gene flux, population mixing and introgression, and identify genomic regions under selection.
- To understand the theoretical basis, assumptions and limitations of analytical methods for phylogenomics and population genomics.
- Become capable of manipulating and managing high-throughput sequencing data, and of applying selected specialized computer and bioinformatics tools.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Degree and diploma holders primarily in biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, biomedicine, environmental sciences, marine sciences, bioinformatics, medicine, pharmacy or chemistry.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultat de Biologia
Avinguda Diagonal 643

08028 - Barcelona
Email address:certfem@ub.edu
Telephone:93 402 1671
Observations:from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For further enquiries

Address:Departament de Biologia Evolutiva, Ecologia i Cièn
Avinguda Diagonal 643

08028 - Barcelona
Email address:dp.biologia.evolutiva@ub.edu
Telephone:934 021 439
Observations:from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.